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TAMATEA , Trying to find more info about my nanny's whanau  

adamogilvy OWC
New Member

Kiaora Koutou my name is Adam Ogilvy. I am trying to find more information on my Great grandmothers family I only know her as Naana but I think her name was Ellen Tamatea. I think she was born either in Tiniroto by Wairoa or in Waituhi Gisborne around 1905 her father was John Tamatea and her mother was Mere Te Paenga Wati (Watts). she (Ellen Tamatea) lived at the Pere homestead Waituhi and met my great grandfather Raymond Airlie Ogilvy (he was Nga Puhi/Te Rarawa) in Ormond their oldest son (my grandad) Raymond Te Kani Ogilvy was born at the Pere homestead around 1924-5 He told me Rongowhakaata Halbert registerd him when he was born.
My Great Grandmother passed away in the late 1990's in Gisborne
I would have asked her alot of questions about our whakapapa and who are our whanau,marae, hapu, iwi but she had Alzihmers for most of my life and worst of all my fathers whanau didn't have much to do with her but when I was born (1975) she drove from Gizzy to Hamilton and gave me a blanket which I still have
Any Help would be "capital K for KAPAI!!!
Naku Noa Adam

Posted : 17 June, 2005 9:38 pm
Barbara OWC
Active Member

Two email contacts for you
Te Whanau a Kai Trust: whanauakai@e3.net.nz and
wipera@xtra.co.nz (Te Aitanga a Mahaki Trust) both these contacts will whakapapa information and history for you

Na, Barbara

Posted : 04 August, 2005 5:09 pm
dannydelamere OWC
Active Member

Kia Ora I was wondering if you got any info on your Tamatea search as I am trying to do one for my adopted son Anton,,,his mother is Elizabeth Aroha Tamatea who's father is Wereta Tamatea from Gisborne...I was hoping you could be of help for me as well Kia Ora...Danny

Posted : 30 January, 2006 11:30 am
Ford OWC
Active Member

If you go to Familysearch.org and type in "Wati" I believe you'll find some very interesting info there. Im thinking the name you come across is perhaps the same person noted. Hope it helps

Posted : 07 February, 2007 2:43 pm